Latest News from Zion’s Joy! Band to Appear on TBN Series – Huckabee

Gospel Group Zion’s Joy! to Perform on TBN’s HUCKABEE This Weekend

Gospel group Zion’s Joy! will be the featured musical guest on the highly acclaimed TBN series HUCKABEE, airing Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 at 8/7c. Viewers can find their local TBN channel and streaming info HERE.

Zion’s Joy! will perform their new single, “What Would Heaven Look Like.” The song unexpectedly made news headlines last week after Facebook flagged the music video as “political content” and blocked the video from the social media platform. Extensive media coverage followed, including an interview with the New York Times (July 5) and a prime time interview with Dana Perino on Fox News Channel (July 6).

Facebook ultimately restored the video and apologized to the group. In a statement, Facebook said “we made an error by deleting the original post. As soon as we identified what happened, we restored the post since it does not violate our community standards and have apologized to Zion’s Joy.”

“Zion’s Joy! is honored to have been invited to appear with Gov. Mike Huckabee on his successful new prime time program,” says the group’s founder, Robert W. Stevenson. “We’re grateful for the opportunity that so many media outlets have provided us this past week, and now we look forward to performing for America on HUCKABEE this weekend!”

The Indianapolis-based Gospel group has performed throughout the United States since 2008, using their powerful voices and tight, rich harmonies to deliver a unique blend of old and new school gospel and contemporary Christian music. The line-up consists of Kay Insley, Camille McKnight, Lia Matthews, Karen Hall, Shekinah Caldron, Lynesha Sweeney, Patrick Taylor, Jeffery Porter and Ramone Griffith.

“What Would Heaven Look Like” is the title track from their upcoming album due later this year from Habakkuk Music/InGrooves/Universal.

Watch the “What Would Heaven Look Like” music video here:
https://youtu.be/e4LIoDk3_l0

For more information, visit the band’s official website at http://www.zionsjoy.com.

Facebook Apologizes To Zion’s Joy!

Gospel Group Zion’s Joy! Receives Apology From Facebook Following Media Coverage of Music Video Ban

Gospel group Zion’s Joy! made news headlines last week after Facebook took down the music video for their new single, “What Would Heaven Look Like” – the title track from their upcoming album from Habakkuk Music/InGrooves/Universal. Earlier this month, Facebook flagged the video as “political content” and blocked the video from the social media platform. Extensive media coverage followed, including the New York Times (July 5) and a prime time interview with Fox News Channel’s Dana Perino (July 6), and Facebook ultimately restored the video and apologized to the group.

In a statement, Facebook said “we made an error by deleting the original post. As soon as we identified what happened, we restored the post since it does not violate our community standards and have apologized to Zion’s Joy.”

“This song is about love and it’s about unity and it’s about hope,” group member Kay Insley told Dana Perino on Fox News Channel. “So we were incredibly shocked when Facebook came and took this song, this message that so needs to be heard right now down. We just couldn’t believe it.”

Zion’s Joy! was founded by Robert W. Stevenson in 2008 and in the decade that followed they have performed throughout the United States, using their powerful voices and tight, rich harmonies to deliver a unique blend of old and new school gospel and contemporary Christian music. The line-up consists of Kay Insley, Camille McKnight, Lia Matthews, Karen Hall, Shekinah Caldron, Lynesha Sweeney, Patrick Taylor, Jeffery Porter and Ramone Griffith.

“We invite people to come be a part of what we are doing,” said Insley on Fox News Channel. “And the positivity that we are spreading not only locally, but really trying to pursue around the world. We are actually really thankful for this opportunity. Something that was negative has been turned into a positive and now we are having the ability to get our message out even more now.”

Watch the “What Would Heaven Look Like” music video here:
https://youtu.be/e4LIoDk3_l0

Watch the Fox News Channel interview here:
http://video.foxnews.com/v/5806384256001/

For more information, visit the band’s official website at http://www.zionsjoy.com.

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This Is An Outrage! Facebook Bans and Delete’s This Christian Band’s Song About Unity.

This video has been banned and removed by Facebook. 
https://youtu.be/e4LIoDk3_l0 
Now, if you want to see the lyric video, it’s posted at the very end of this post. After my comments, there is the press release from  Nashville Publicity giving details of what happened.
The song is titled, What Would Heaven Look Like by Zion’s Joy! This is one part of the lyrics:

People of every color loving one another tell me
What would heaven look like?
Bigotry and hate are absent only love and peace are present tell me
What would heaven feel like?

What Facebook has done here is TOTALLY insane! Did they even listen to or read the lyrics?????? This is an outrage no matter if you are Christian or not. This is difficult to understand and we take it as a personal affront to what we do and stand “unified” with Zion’s Joy! to express our outrage.
We are currently working with representatives of the group to have someone from Zion’s Joy! on our podcast.
We’re going to work hard to get this message out and need your help to expose Facebook for what they have done here.  This song says everything that is the answer to what’s wrong in America. This just shows how far the left will go to keep strife going. They must not want unity!!!
Our friends at TrevorDecker.com are on this too and are upset just as we are. Click here!

Here is the press release from Nashville Publicity and then the lyric video.

Facebook Bans Faith-Based Music Video from Gospel Group Zion’s Joy!

Thursday, July 5, 2018 — In mid-June, Gospel group Zion’s Joy! quietly released a music video for their new single, “What Would Heaven Look Like” – the title track from their upcoming album from Habakkuk Music/InGrooves/Universal.  
On or about July 1st, with over 12,000 views and climbing, Facebook deleted the video without warning or notification. Attempts to reach Facebook to find a resolution were unsuccessful.The video remained off of Facebook’s radar until the group attempted to “boost” (a paid promotion that increases the post’s visibility) the post of the video on the Zion’s Joy! Facebook page. The boosted post was rejected by Facebook “because of political content.” Soon after, the video and post were deleted from Facebook altogether.Not only is the song and music video absent of “political content,” but it’s message of love and unity is deliberately clear…
People of every color loving one another tell me
What would heaven look like?
Bigotry and hate are absent only love and peace are present tell me
What would heaven feel like?

“To say that we were disappointed to see that Facebook had removed our video would be a gross understatement,” says group member Kay Insley. “I have to wonder if the content of the song was truly examined. In a time where the country seems to be more and more divided, we wanted to share a message of hope, love and universal togetherness. It seems in Facebook’s attempts to curtail questionable content they cracked down on a song trying to bring healing to our nation. We are a group made up of different cultures and beliefs from both sides of the aisle and reviewed the video extensively to make sure its content was not divisive. Within the first week of its release, we had people from all over the political spectrum and a broad range of religious beliefs reach out letting us know how much the video had meaningfully impacted them. Do we really live in a time where making a positive statement about people coming together is deemed political?”

Zion’s Joy! was founded by Robert W. Stevenson in 2008 and in the decade that followed they have performed throughout the United States, using their powerful voices and tight, rich harmonies to deliver a unique blend of old and new school gospel and contemporary Christian music. The line-up consists of Kay Insley, Camille McKnight, Lia Matthews, Karen Hall, Shekinah Caldron, Lynesha Sweeney, Patrick Taylor, Jeffery Porter and Ramone Griffith.

“This song has brought healing and hope to thousands that have listened to it,” says group member Karen Hall. “Our hope is that it would inspire people to love each other the way God loves us – unconditionally! We want Facebook to allow us to continue to spread this message.”

Watch the “What Would Heaven Look Like” music video here:
https://youtu.be/e4LIoDk3_l0

For more information, visit the band’s official website at http://www.zionsjoy.com.